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BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iraqi official says authorities have executed a Tunisian man convicted of the 2006 bombing of a Shiite shrine that set off the worst of Iraq’s sectarian violence.

Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim said Thursday that Yusri Fakhir was executed a day earlier in Baghdad. He was convicted early this year.

Busho said that ten other people — one Egyptian and nine Iraqis — also were executed on unrelated terrorism convictions.

The bombing of the al-Askari shrine in the northern Sunni city of Samarra unleashed tit-for-tat killings between Iraq’s Sunni and Shiite community which led to the death of tens of thousands.